A golden sombrero is awarded to a player who manages to strike out four times in a single game (real golden sombrero not included). It's quite the feat unless you're Ryan Howard or Mark Reynolds. Unfortunately, cycles and no-hitters are all the rage nowadays. Not for me, though. I will pour over the box scores to bring you the finest at swinging and missing.
Baseball gave me a quick day off between Golden Sombreros to focus on my fantasy football draft. I think it went pretty good. I have Mike Vick, Rae Carruth and OJ Simpson. We have a very unique scoring system. Andre Ethier put up a criminal performance at the dish today (best segue I ever wrote) going 0-5 with 4 strikeouts. Ethier is having a good offensive season with his .298/.362/.513 line while his defense continues to get worse in the outfield over the past 3 years according to UZR (-15.1 currently). I'm not sure what to make of Ethier because I've never owned him in a fantasy league and I pretend there's only one team in Los Angeles (even though it's in Anaheim).
Let's take a look at Andre's strikeouts while I petition for an In 'N Out Burger in New Orleans...
Top 1st: Ethier struck out swinging against Jason Hammel. What's up Jason Hammel, did you get my email?
Top 5th: Ethier struck out swinging against Jason Hammel. Turns out I had the wrong Jason Hammel.
Top 7th: Ethier struck out looking against Matt Reynolds. First glance, I thought it was Mark Reynold and was going to take this post in a different direction. Hilarity did not ensue.
Top 8th: Ethier struck out swinging against Matt Belisle, I think.